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What’s your crane?

Students will not appreciate your hard work every day. They won’t thank you for waking up early to set up for the exciting simulation or give you a high five for staying late to finish grading their final projects. In fact, you may have…

What keeps you going?

The Quit Book Okay, so I’m going to be candid.  I have a ‘quit book.’  It is a little green journal that a student gave me years ago.  In the last week of each semester, I set the book out in my classroom and…

Every Educator Needs This!

Being a teacher is the toughest job in the world. Our expectations are high and our compensation is low. We are expected to fix world problems, prepare every student for their future, and we are required to be a shinning example every second of…

Wait, You’re Not The Best?

Your first parent night as an educator.  Man, was that a night to remember.  You spent all day practicing your welcome message to parents, decorating the bulletin boards, and trying not to get anything on your newly bought dress pants.  The day seems to…

The Day I Thought I Died

DISCLAIMER:  If you have never experienced something similar to the story we’re about to share, we’re going to question your teaching experience. It was the beginning of the school year and I was feeling recharged and excited for my new group of students. I…

What’s Curiosity?

The Thought: This is my son Grady. He’s eight months old and the greatest thing that has ever happened to us.  Being a first-time dad, there is a lot to learn and most of it comes from pure experience.  Heck, no one can prepare…